UNiTE, Remote CLI, eXtract Wizard

#26712 eXtract Wizard panel on windows 10 don't show

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 I try to install eXtract Wizard 64bit but the panell is too small (see screenshot) and items are not selectable.
Can you suggest a solution?
Thank you.

Akeeba Staff
The problem is not Windows 10, it's the way Microsoft has chosen to implement high DPI ("retina") screen support. I have the same issue with a Surface Book which has a high DPI screen. Two weeks ago I was trying to see if there's anything that I can do but it essentially requires me to rewrite the software to have the interface generated dynamically instead of a visual form design. Even that doesn't work very well. At the same time the code is rather antiquated, having been mostly unmaintained since 2011, and missing a few things required for extracting newer backup archives (especially JPS).

I have therefore decided to rewrite everything from scratch using C#. This requires an investment in time. As you might have guessed, spare time is hard to come by. Nevertheless in the last two weeks I have managed to implement the groundwork for the extraction engine and the unarchivers for JPA and ZIP archives. I hope that in the next month or two I'll be able to have at least a working prototype of the new eXtract Wizard and solve the foreseeable cross-platform issues.

Until then, my suggestion is a rather low tech one: attach an external monitor with a "regular" DPI configuration (about 96 DPI). I've found that connecting the laptop either to an HD TV set over HDMI or using Duet to hook up my iPad as a second monitor with a Lightning cable works wonders on that respect.

Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos

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